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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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Never plan for anything solid until you have the visa. There are so many things that can go wrong/get delayed that you would be throwing money away. If you want to plan a wedding, make sure you can get vendors that are flexible or will give you your money back.

Or, you can have the wedding and then petition for a spousal visa. Then you can have the wedding when you want.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I having been planning - not booking anything until after the interview!

You can plan certain things around the actual ceremony - figure out clothing, food, music and other things. It is never to early to research and price things out.

Most venues can give you an idea of their busy seasons and what can be done on short notice.

Have fun with it and good luck!


Timeline:

3/11/08 I 129 F filed

3/20/08 NOA1

6/20/08 NOA2

7/05/08 Packet 3

12/22/08 Interview

12/29/08 Visa Delivered

1/26/08 POE

3/20/08 Wedding

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I agree, do not sign any contracts until the visa is in your hand, unless the providers allow you some flexibility with the dates. We did what LorriQ suggested, we bought some of the things ahead, like our rings, my dress, and other things, and then we just asked for quotations and waited until our process was done! It was a little more difficult some of the quotations were no longer good, but we already had the contacts for the providers we wanted to hire, so that saved us sometime.


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

08.01.2011 - I-751 SENT

08.05.2011 - Check cashed

08.08.2011- NOA Received

08.19.2011 - Biometrics Letter Received

09.12.2011 - Biometrics Appointment

01.27.2012 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!!

02.01.2012 - 10 year GC Received.

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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As far as wedding gowns, rings and the invitations, I am almost done with them. The dates won't be known until the visa is out.


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HappyDancer is a proud wife to a country boy in KY.

I-130 for Parents (Mom and Dad)

3.15.2014: Mailed I-130 Packet for Mom and Dad

3.21.2014: Received email notification with case # for both petitions; case forwarded to NBC for processing

3.21.2014: Check cashed

3.22.2014: Hard copy NOA1 received

4.08.2014: Both I-130 approved (notification received via email) - It only took three weeks!!!

4.11.2014: Received NOA2 approval notice in the mail.

5.01.2014: Called NVC to ask for status of paperwork. Advised they received both application on 4.28. Advised to call in 30 business days for an update.

6.02.2014: Email notification received from NVC that shows parents' NVC case number and instructions to pay AOS Fee and fill out DS 261.

6.03.2014: Paid AOS fee ($88 for both petitions)

N400:
4.26.2013: Mailed N400 Packet

5.21.2013: Biometrics

7.18.2013: Testing and Interview

9.25.2013: Oath Ceremony

Medical at St. Lukes:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/183224-experience-medical-at-st-lukes-extension-clinic/

K1 with K2 Visa Interview:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/184246-usem-interview-on-march-10-at-7am-approved/page__p__2728465#entry2728465

CFO:Review, tips and advise:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/186123-cforeview-tips-and-advise/

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we have only just set our date and signed a contract for our venue, which april 9th, and we filled on the 1st of may 08. we waited till i had got my medical done, and was about to send back the packet three, and thats only because uk is ment to be quite quick (was expecting a dec or jan interview) and i had a limited time frame that my parents could attend. luckly for us we gaged (spelling?) it well because my interview is on the 13th jan. which gives me time to go out early and help prepare the wedding.

other than that we worked on preping our families explaining the not being able to commit to an exact date too early repeatedly and things that were not timeframe related like ideas to decorations and the rings and my dress.


Homer Sez:

Increase your wordiness,

Boudoir:

Where a French guy does it.

Our full time line is in our story on our profile.

K1

04-30-2008.......I-129F POSTED

05-01-2008....NOA1 (Touched 05-04-2008, Touched 04-07-2008)

09-23-2008....NOA2 Approved(See below for receipt of actual NOA2 and update in the USCIS System***)

01-13-2009....INTERVIEW (APPROVED)

02-18-2009....POE (LAX)

04-09-2009....WEDDING

AOS

06-12-2009.....AOS,EAD and AP Fedexed.

06-15-2009.....Signed for by J.CHYBA

06-18-2009.....NOA1 dated for AOS/AP/EAD

06-19-2009.....Check cleared

06-23-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD/AP

07-20-2009.....phoned helpline to report no biometrics appointment sent, Service request generated.

07-25-2009.....Recieved biometrics notice (generated on the 22nd june) for the 08-19-2009.

07-30-2009.....Did early walk in biometrics.

07-31-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD

08-06-2009.....Generated interview notice(received 08/10/09)

08-10-2009.....EAD/AP Approved

08-19-2009.....***NOA2 (Finally received after 6 Phone calls, 11 months late) :)

09-09-2009.....Aos interview.(APPROVED)first card production email

09-12-2009.....Welcome Notice Received.

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We waited until we had the interview date to pay deposits. Once we got engaged I bought my dress etc. and also contacted vendors. We explained the situation and had our wedding on a Thursday, so not only did we get our date no problem (that could have been moved within a year and not lose the deposit) we also got discounts!


Timeline

AOS

Mailed AOS, EAD and AP Sept 11 '07

Recieved NOA1's for all Sept 23 or 24 '07

Bio appt. Oct. 24 '07

EAD/AP approved Nov 26 '07

Got the AP Dec. 3 '07

AOS interview Feb 7th (5 days after the 1 year anniversary of our K1 NOA1!

Stuck in FBI name checks...

Got the GC July '08

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As others have advised make sure that if you book anything it can be moved without losing your deposit, just in case things take longer than anticipated.

Ahead of time I bought dress, rings etc and we know which vendors we will be using for cake & flowers.


07/15/2008 I-129f sent to VSC

07/19/2008 I-129f received at VSC

12/09/2008 NOA2 approved

01/13/2009 Medical completed

02/03/2009 Interview - APPROVED!!

02/28/2009 POE Raleigh/Durham

05/02/2009 Official wedding day...get to see the family!

04/11/2009 AOS paperwork sent

04/17/2009 NOA for I-765 & I-131

05/13/2009 Biometrics appointment

05/08/2009 Biometrics done

06/05/2009 EAD & AP approved

06/23/2009 back in the UK

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Hello,

My fiancee and I are working on the Fiancee Visa and want to start planning our wedding. Is it possible to plan a wedding in advance without knowing when we'll receive the visa?

Cheers!

anything is possible but skiing thru a revolving door.

do the planning, but don't set a firm date.


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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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anything is possible but skiing thru a revolving door.

do the planning, but don't set a firm date.

ditto


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HappyDancer is a proud wife to a country boy in KY.

I-130 for Parents (Mom and Dad)

3.15.2014: Mailed I-130 Packet for Mom and Dad

3.21.2014: Received email notification with case # for both petitions; case forwarded to NBC for processing

3.21.2014: Check cashed

3.22.2014: Hard copy NOA1 received

4.08.2014: Both I-130 approved (notification received via email) - It only took three weeks!!!

4.11.2014: Received NOA2 approval notice in the mail.

5.01.2014: Called NVC to ask for status of paperwork. Advised they received both application on 4.28. Advised to call in 30 business days for an update.

6.02.2014: Email notification received from NVC that shows parents' NVC case number and instructions to pay AOS Fee and fill out DS 261.

6.03.2014: Paid AOS fee ($88 for both petitions)

N400:
4.26.2013: Mailed N400 Packet

5.21.2013: Biometrics

7.18.2013: Testing and Interview

9.25.2013: Oath Ceremony

Medical at St. Lukes:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/183224-experience-medical-at-st-lukes-extension-clinic/

K1 with K2 Visa Interview:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/184246-usem-interview-on-march-10-at-7am-approved/page__p__2728465#entry2728465

CFO:Review, tips and advise:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/186123-cforeview-tips-and-advise/

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Go to Vegas and get married

You can get a marriage licenses 7 days per week, from 8am till 12 midnight. No waiting period either......


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Honestly, we were both in the US together for years before our wedding, and we had set the date and gotten started planning 7 months in advance. We had a traditional religious wedding with 250 guests on a budget of under $6000.

But I am a procrastinator and we were busy preparing to move OUT of the US. Therefore, it wasn't until the final 2 1/2 months before the wedding that I did any true planning or putting down of deposits. Seriously. Not recommendable, but it was proof that you don't TOTALLY need so much time to plan a big beautiful wedding, as long as you make the most of the time you have.

So I say go ahead and pick colors, themes, get decorations, even get favors that don't need a date printed on them. Find the wedding dress, choose attire for the wedding party, decide on what kind of cake, try to find some options for catering, choose/design/word the invitation (just don't order it obviously), plan the ceremony, get ceremony stuff. Pick songs for the reception, do it all. That way, in the months after you get the visa, all you have to do is secure the locations (which might require more creativity if it's in a busy urban area, but can still be done) and vendors.

Planning a wedding involves so many goofy little choices that don't even relate to the wedding date itself, so I think it's a good idea to work through those goofy little choices even when you aren't able to set a date yet!

Good luck and congratulations!!


Long story short, we have a complicated case. We've been at this for nearly 5 years. You can read our story here. I highly recommend our attorney Laurel Scott, as well as attorneys Laura Fernandez and Lizz Cannon .

Filed I-130 via CSC in Feb 2008. Petition approved June 2008. Consular interview in Mexico, Oct 2008, visa denied, INA 212a6cii. We allege improper application of the law in this case.

2012, started over in Seoul: I-130 filed DCF on 7/2, I-130 approved 8/8, Medical at Yonsei Severance 11/20, IR1 appointment in November 2012.

CRBA filed 1-3-13 at Seoul for our daughter

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